Legislation Update – January 2013

anuary 2013 Wildlife threats overseas — We often focus on our immediate surroundings when it comes to environmental and wildlife issues, and indeed that is where we can be most effective. However, there is no doubt that even more pressing problems occur around the globe, including decimation of iconic animals to the point of near […]

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2012 Legislation Updates – Archive

November 2012 Hydrofracking update — There has been some cautiously positive action on the hydrofracking front in recent weeks. In mid-September, Gov. Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced plans to collaborate with the Department of Health (DOH) to undertake a review of the DEC’s analysis of fracking’s impacts on public health. Environmental groups had […]

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2011 Legislation Updates – Archive

November 2011 Hydrofracking — Still Number One — Time is running short on the public comment period for the pending environmental impact statement and regulations on hydrofracked gas drilling in New York State. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting comments on this document until December 12, and it is critically important that as […]

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2010 Legislation Updates – Archive

November 2010 Gas Drilling Update — The final Environmental Impact Statement that will guide New York State in its efforts to permit and regulate horizontal gas drilling is anticipated to be released at any time. The EIS follows a public participation process, and intense and ongoing public debate over the appropriateness and safety of drilling […]

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2009 Legislation Updates – Archive

November 2009 Good News from Albany for a Change — On Oct. 13, NY Governor David Paterson signed the Green Jobs/Green New York Act into law, following passage by overwhelming margins in both houses of the state legislature. This legislation provides for creation of jobs in the state that will reduce energy use and costs […]

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